F195. More Than Just a Magazine: Literary Community Building in the Digital Age

Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


In recent years, online “magazines” have become much more than just literary repositories, thanks to subscriber engagement at multiple levels and the flexibility and immediacy of social media. Editors from The Rumpus, Lit Hub, Guernica, Catapult, and Brevity will discuss how blogs, book clubs, live events, anthologies, classes, Facebook events, member-only content, and other creative innovations increase readership and expand literary community.



Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the memoir Between Panic & Desire, and numerous other books of nonfiction. He lives in Athens, Ohio, gardens avidly, and is deathly afraid of polar bears.

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near New York City. She is editor in chief and owner of TheRumpus.net.

Mensah Demary is the associate web editor for Catapult, and the editor of Specter magazine. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in PANK, Electric Literature, Salon, and elsewhere. He also cohosts LIT: A Music and Reading Series.

Hillary Brenhouse is coeditor in chief of Guernica magazine and a writer whose work (on women's issues, religion, culture) has appeared in Time, The New York Times, and the Oxford American, among others.

Jonny Diamond is the founding editor of Brooklyn magazine, and is the editor in chief of Literary Hub.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center